of the top ten plays of the year..."
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Playwright Odalys Nanín has created
a powerful presentation where the nun's passion
for learning and her lust for literary advancement
blends perfectly with a premise that has Sor
Juana writhing in deep sexual desires, mostly
unfulfilled, but definitely based on longings
for her own gender.
Director Odalys Nanín's potrayal of
the nun is filled with passion and angst,
with a convincing touch of rebellion.
Yet she manages a frailty and dependence that
balances the self assuredeness of the literary
person with the insecurity of the obsessive
In contrast, Jodi Fleisher creates a veritable
bon fire with her unabashed portrayal of Juana's
lover. Their one erotic encounter bristles
with raw passion and fury, behind a partial
veil that symbolizes their desire to openly
proclaim their passion, and their need to
keep it hidden.
As elegant in its presentation as it is rich
with imagination, this production merits a
discerning look by anyone who enjoys good
theatre and appreciates artists performing
at their best.
"Odalys Nanín has crafted a success!
The Nun and the Countess is not just a love story,
but an appeal to human rights and tolerance of
"A powerfull presentation with compelling
"Odalys Nanin and Jodi Fleisher's erotic
encounter bristles with raw passion and fury.."
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"The two lead performances are solid and
the show is technically iimpressive."
"Playwright/Director Odalys Nanin has created
a powerful presentation..."